Storm Reid Talks About the Difficult Subject Matter of 'Euphoria' in 'Teen Vogue'

Storm Reid Talks About the Difficult Subject Matter of 'Euphoria' in 'Teen Vogue'

Storm Reid shows off her cool gold boots in this new pic from her special issue of Teen Vogue magazine.

The 15-year-old actress is opening up about the tough subject matter of Euphoria, speaking up on the issues that are important to her and more. Check it:

On Euphoria and the impact of Rue’s overdose on her character, Gia: “It’s a tough conversation, but it’s a conversation that needs to be had. As an actress, it’s difficult. Rue and Gia are both trying to find themselves and figure themselves out. And Gia is really internalizing what Rue is doing to her and Rue is internalizing what she’s doing to Gia. So there’s hurt and pain there, and Gia starts to not make the best decisions. On a personal level, it’s not anything that’s new. [The opioid crisis] is something that’s even affected people in my family, so it was something that I could draw emotion from and I know how it makes me feel.”

On voicing her opinions on equal rights, the pay gap, white supremacy, and more: “I’m not really comfortable yet calling myself an activist, so I like calling myself an active-learner, active-thinker, active-listener. I try to use my platform to lift people up. I don’t think we all necessarily have to have the same opinion, but I don’t want to waste the opportunity to share mine.”

On who inspires her: “Naomi Wadler is incredible and she’s twelve. My mind is blown by her! Like can I be like you when I grow up? So if she can use her voice so young, I should too. Emma González, too. And going way back, there’s Harriet Tubman and how she fought for our people or Solomon Northup who got out of slavery and still fought for us…. When I do feel down or I’m not feeling like myself… and there will be days like that…I think about them and so many people, Ms. Ava, Zendaya, and Yara [Shahidi]. We just all have the same mission. This is why I’m doing what I’m doing.”

Euphoria premieres on Sunday, June 16th on HBO.

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